Special Events at Digital Hollywood

Virtual Reality - AR/MR - Internet TV - Hollywood & Space

Financing Hollywood - Social Media - Advertising

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

 

Tracks and Themes in Development

I. Virtual and Augmented Reality - Virtual Reality - From Sense of Presence to Full Embodiment and Immersion

II. Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity

II. Internet TV: The Disruption - OTT - Phones - Tablets - PC - TV

IV. The Artistic Creators - Directors – Technologists – Actors – Producers – Performers - Writers

V. The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs

VI. The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

VII.  Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VIII. The Women's Summit & Workshops - Content - Discussion - Recognition

IX. The University Project: AR-VR-Internet & Entertainment - Accelerating the Educational Process

X. Hollywood Advertising: Brands - Agencies - Networks - Platforms

XI. Social TV - Smart Mobile: Hollywood = Tablets - Phones - TV - PCs

XII. The High School Music Company Project

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Wednesday, May 24 (Continued from Left Column)

Track III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

Working in the Industry: An In-Depth Discussion with Executives and Creatives from TV, Film and Technology

Shannon Flynn, Television Director, Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President, Cinema Programming and Communications, ArcLight Cinemas

Heather Marion, Writer, "Better Call Saul"

Gregg Katano, VR Ambassador, MaiTaiGlobal & Partner/Chief Business Strategist, Unofficial Cardboard, Inc

Evette Vargas, Writer, Director, Producer, Multiplatform and Virtual Reality Creator

Darlene Hunt, Actor/Writer Producer (“Good Girls Revolt,” “The Big C,” “I Heart Huckabees”)

Simone Nelson, Managing Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

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Track IV: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Women in the Creative Zone: Film & Virtual Reality to the TV Series and Advertising

Joanne Rubino, executive vice president of production, Thinkfactory Media

Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., CEO and President, Legacy Interactive and Legacy Games

Genevieve Jones, Manager of Production and Digital Development, Skybound

Lori Kozlowski, Virtual Reality Producer, Project Empathy

Kim Getty, President, Deutsch LA

Marjorie Dehey, VP Content Development, Lyons Bishop

Lauri Brown, Executive Vice President & Creative Director of A/V, Ignition Creative

Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR & Entertainment, Inc. Moderator

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2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast from this Room

The VR-AR-Immersive - Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Brand Vision

Jeff Nicholas, Director of VR Creative + Production, Live Nation Studios

Tanna Frederick, Producer/actor, Defrost (VR Narrative Film)

Peter Oberdorfer, President, Tactic

Michael Conelly, founder, Blackthorn Media

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Euan Macdonald, CEO, Holor

Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator

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Session II: - Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Virtual Reality Transforms Entertainment and Media – TV, Movies, News, Sports & Music

Sean Charles, Vice President, Global Publisher and Developer Relations, ESL

Brad Spahr, VP Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

Ted Kenney, Director, Field and Technical Operations, Fox Sports

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Independent Digital Director

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

Christopher Bellaci, Head of Business Development, Proof, Inc.

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+, Moderator

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2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - Herscher Hall, Room 305

Space as Portal to our Humanity: Cinema as Vehicle for Exploration

Exploring "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "ET"

A Conversation: Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm and

Marvin Levy, Executive Vice President of Amblin' Partners

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: From TV, Mobile & Internet to Social Media and Virtual Reality

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Jamie Elden, President, NYLON Media, Chairman of Socialyte

Jonathan Lowe, Senior VP of Marketing, AEG Sports

Petar Mandich, Chief Talent Officer, ADDITION

Noah Rubin, Editor in Chief, MERRY JANE MEDIA

Mark Wolf, Writer, Director, Producer, Change The World Productions

Tony Hoskins, Founding Partner, POP, Moderator

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Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

The Women's Summit - By Women - For Women - About Women

Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Women in the Industry: Developing Film, Television & OTT About Women - A Golden Age in Hollywood and Indie Production

Sophia Dilley, Vice President of Production and Development, Route One (Tallulah, Colossal, Landline)

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Rachel Feldman, Director/Writer - Film/TV/Digital. FAIR FIGHT, KINKS

Alicia Malone, Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore, Moderator

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4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Haas Conference Center, Room 171

New Track: “Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

Hollywood and Space: From Imagination to Reality - Crafting Reality through Imagination and Engineering

Dr. Armin T. Ellis, Founder, Exploration Institute, Inventor of i2i Method™

Daniel Faber, Pioneer of Space Technologies and Mining

John Panek, Aerospace Engineer, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. & Mission Systems Engineer, NASA

Sascha Paladino, Emmy Nominated, Creator/Executive Producer, Miles from Tomorrowland

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4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: The Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The Power of VR-AR: A New Language of Artistry - A Unique Moment of Commercial Possibility and Marketplace

Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore

Peter Akemann, President of Skydance Interactive

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

Neil Mandt, founder and CEO, Mandt Bros Productions & Mandt VR.

Clay Weishaar, creative director at Tool of North America

Pete Blumel, co-founder, CEO, and Creative Director, The Rogue Initiative

Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge, Moderator

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Session II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

VR-AR Everywhere! - Planes, Theaters, Hotels, Arcade & Theme Parks

Simone Nelson, Managing Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

Curtis Hickman, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, VOID

Doug Griffin, Founder and CEO, Nomadic VR

Ashley Crowder, CEO, Co-Founder, VNTANA

Lou Pizante, CFO and Head of Corporate Development, Two-Bit Circus

Speakers to be announced

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Entertainment and Cannabis: Who, What, Where, Why and How Much?

David Kostiner, Managing Partner, Counsel LLP

Gaynell Rogers, Director/Partner, Alternative Health & Wellness Division, Bond Moroch Agency

Jim Lewi, ‎Manager, Red Light Management

Joshua Otten, Founder PRØHBTD Media

Caroline Rustigian Brudere, founder, K-Line & Company, Moderator

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5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

The Evening Celebration - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Event and Evening Host

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

A Celebration of the Best in VR/AR - Immersive Experiences of Mind, Time and Space

Eric Darnell, Chief Creative Officer, Baobab Studios

Maureen Fan, Chief Executive Officer, Baobab Studios
Ted Schillowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

Anthony Batt, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, WEVR

Peter Martin, founder & CEO, V.A.L.I.S Studios

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Digital Hollywood Spring, May 23-25 2017

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Wednesday, May 24th

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM, Breakfast Session

Track I: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

Future of TV - Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives - It's All About innovation and Disruption - Moving into the Next Wave

Ben Bloom, Service Line Director, Technologies Media + Gaming, Akamai

John Corser, VP Production at NBCUniversal Cable Productions

Gene Munster, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures, previously managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group, Founder E! Entertainment

Lindsay A. Gardner, Chief Content Officer, Layer3TV

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Webcasting Live

The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection

Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP

Stephen Strong, Vice President, Head of Revenue, Newsy, an E.W. Scripps Company

Peter Drinkwater, CEO, SARA Screen Audience Research America

Reza Rassool, CTO, RealNetworks

Sandip Sarda, CEO, Quiptel Ltd

Neil Ishibashi, Director of Design Development, Fandango

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services, Moderator

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Track II: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Crowdfunding, Start-ups & Angels: The Financing the Entertainment and Technology Industries

Mark Landay, Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy Corporation

Kumar Arora, Serial Entrepreneur & Professional Daydreamer. Investor on CNBC's "Cleveland Hustles"

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Adam Marsh, Entertainment/Media/Sports, Huntington Technology Finance

Daniel J Cunningham, President, Busted Buggy Entertainment

Gene Massey, Chairman/CEO, MediaShares.com, Moderator

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9:45 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

Inside the Experience: The Psychology of Immersive Design

Tai Crosby, Founder and CEO, SilVR Thread

Pamela Rutledge, Director, Media Psychology Research Center

Linda Durnell, Managing Partner at Madison Lane Consulting

Tunisha Singleton, Consulting Partner at Reality Science

Shane Pase, Director of Technology, The Lotte Project

Jerri Lynn Hogg, Director, Media Psychology PhD Program, Fielding Graduate University, Moderator

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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The VR-AR ThinkTank: Top Executives From Leading Technology and Entertainment Companies Assess the Current Expansion and Likely Evolution of the Industry

Fredrik Frizell, COO and EP, HERE BE DRAGONS

Niko Chauls, Director of Emerging Technology, USA Today & Gannett Network

Scot Barbour, VP:Production Technology, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Andrew McGovern, Vice President Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Productions, Digital Domain

Csilla Kozma Andersen, Head of Content Relations, Nokia

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, HeadcaseVR

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Branded Entertainment Marketing - Across Platforms - Leveraging Image, Content and Celebrity

Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles

Alison Hoffman, Chief Marketing Officer, Starz

Anathea Ruys, Managing Director, Carat LA

Michael Bertolina, Vice President of Client Development, Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)

Ty Jones, Senior Director of Celebrity Talent - ‎WhoSay Inc.

Josh Brooks, SVP, Brand Strategy & Marketing, Jam City

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Shannon Keith, Social Entrepreneur, Abolitionist & CEO, Sudara

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Valerie Alexander, author, How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having “Female Brains")

Tess Cacciatore, CEO, Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN), Moderator

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Track III: Herscher Hall, Room 202

Investment & Funding of Film, Indie Film and TV: from Theatrical Features to Cable Networks, Netflix and Amazon

David Bixler, Senior VP, Acquisitions, 21st Century Fox

Ray Ricord, Senior Vice President, Critical Content

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

Brian Herskowitz, CCO, Horror Equity Fund

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc., Moderator

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

VR/AR as Change Agent: Social, News, Documentary and Political Media

Kevin Tsukii, Immersive Video Lead, Emblematic Group

Angel Manuel Soto, Creative Filmmaker™ - ‎RYOT

Dylan Roberts, war zone VR filmmaker, Freelance Society

BC Biermann, Founder, The Heavy Projects

Moderators - Robert Hernandez, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism and

Stuart Sender, President, Balcony Films, Inc.

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Session II: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

Virtual and Augmented Reality: The Technology that will Change Everything: Cinematic, Games, Advertising, TV and Social Media

Jeb Terry, VP, Partner and Program Development, FOX Sports

Owen Hurley, VP, Creative, Animation and Games Group, Technicolor

Dylan Flinn, Agent, Virtual Reality and Business Development, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jason Fiber, Head of Business Products, THX Ltd

Dane Smith, Head of Business Development, The Third Floor

Joerg Bachmaier, SVP, Content Strategy and Co-Productions, Machinima

Shawn Gold, Corporate Marketing Officer, TechStyle Fashion Group, Moderator

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

Hollywood, Internet and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence - from Apps, Snapchat & Facebook to OTT Networks

Mike Cruz, ‎Director of Digital Programming, Skybound Entertainment

Alan Cannistraro, CEO, Rheo (former Apps exec, Facebook, Apple)

Ryan Nugent, ‎VP of Content Strategy, Gunpowder & Sky

Adam Duritza, Senior Director of Global Partnerships, Video & Distribution, Yahoo

Harry Lang, Vice President of Product, Feeln, Hallmark Labs

JR Griffin, Vice President, Digital Marketing & Business Development, FremantleMedia North America

Arthur Wang, Chief Marketing Officer, Super Deluxe, a division of Turner

Terry S. Bienstock, CEO, Mobilactive Media, LLC., Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The China - Entertainment Industry Roundtable: A Discussion with China Experts - Investment, Joint Ventures, and Productions in Film - TV - Technology

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Matthew Knowles, Actor, Model, Singer, and bilingual Television Show Host

Fan Wang, Director, Producer and scholar with Sarft

Gary Kho, Chief Marketing and Technology Officer, Wanda Studios Qingdao

David U. Lee, Founder and CEO, Leeding Media

Lora Y. Chen, CEO, China Media Consulting, Moderator

Speaker to be announced

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Track III: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Women & Original Content: From Internet Video and Advertising to TV, Games and Film

Sarah Hawkins, Actor/Producer (Or Die Trying)

Audrey Marco, Lead Business Development & Marketing Partnerships, WhoHaha (co-owned w/Elizabeth Banks)

Marlene Sharp, Producer, TV Series, Sonic, Sega of America

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

Cupid Hayes, V.P. Business Development, MCMG | Communications, Distribution

Ellie Shoja, Head of Production, Embold Media, LLC.

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

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1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Future of Film - From Cinema and Immersive Entertainment to VR/AR and Theme Parks - The Franchise Expands!

Todd Hoddick, CEO, Barco Escape

Gene Munster, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures, previously managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray

Kyle Villella, Vice President of Distribution, Fathom Events

Ted Schillowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Heather Blair, Head of Cinema Sales, MediaMation

Chris White, Vice President Business Development, Osterhout Design Group

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

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Session II: - Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

New Track: “Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

Virtual Reality as Technology/Content for Entertainment, Space Science and Visual Exploration

Jen Dennis, Head of RSA VR, RSA Films, (Ridley Scott & Associates Films)

David Karlak, Director, VR experience for Alien:Covenant, RSA Films

Kalan Ray, Lead Experience Designer, Magnopus, Mission: ISS

Danilo Moura, Strategy, Business Development & VR Creative Services - ‎LOOT Interactive, LLC - VR Production Partner for 8i and Time Inc.’s LIFE VR “Buzz Aldrin: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS”

Christian Laursen, Creative Director & VR Creative Services - ‎LOOT Interactive, LLC - VR Production Partner for 8i and Time Inc.’s LIFE VR “Buzz Aldrin: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS”

David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter, Moderator

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Brand Partnerships: Message, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Advertising

Simon Kelly, Co-CEO and Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Story Worldwide

Beau Avril, Global Head of Product Commercialization, Google

Lee Zellweger, Publisher, Reader’s Digest Brands

Jamie Woglom, Vice President, Marketing, Fathom Events

Steven Haft, Producer Dead Poets Society/MADtv, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

Marci Dobrow, SVP, Advertising, HYFN

Tom Flanagan, Partner, Nut + Bolt, Moderator

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Track II:  Haas Conference Center - Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - TV, Internet and Mobile

Scott Barton, Senior Vice President, Branded Digital Content and Products, Starz

Mitch Weinraub, Director - Advanced Video Products, Dish Network

Rick Capstraw, Director Media & Entertainment Sales, Verizon Digital Media Services

Neil Deiter, Content/Technology, Cisco

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

Clint Schaff, VP, Strategy + Development, Los Angeles Times

Shannon Kramer, Principal, Media & Entertainment, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Moderator

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